Hits And Misses

by The Bad Reminders

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    Track List:
    1. Learn To Lose
    2. Bought And Sold
    3. Fallen Son
    4. Tenure
    5. Mead Halls
    6. In Dissent
    7. Leaving To Know
    8. Still Trying
    9. How Not To Lose

    Produced by Jim Keaney www.jimkeaney.com
    Artwork by Jake Rich www.richillustration.com

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1.
I’d never sell my soul, I only rent it out To another fool who thinks it’s worth having around Only time will tell if I might find a use Until then I’m doing fine with the excuse Yesterday’s progress is all I have to lose Swimming in debt, drowning in shit, down on my knees Overextending to regress from where I’d be If I could see Only time will tell if I might find a use Until then I’m doing fine with the excuse Yesterday’s progress is all I have to lose And I will lose Only time will tell if you might find a use Until then just close your eyes to the excuse Because everybody has to learn to lose And you will lose
2.
Sacrifice to be never known Assigning headlines to these iterations of telephone Keep them distracted, discerning how the parts relate With freedom to drop lies and spread fear to grow hate Placing value on product over people Stripping away credibility It's being bought and sold for stories being told Aid and abide an erudite genocide I haven't yet lost sight of what is true and right Rationalists outweighed by defenders of blinding faith With freedom to be bold and speak truth to grow love Placing value on product over people Stripping away credibility It's being bought and sold for stories being told
3.
Fallen Son 02:14
Someone told me that legacies are comprised of those we save And we leave them behind in death as all we owe to those who grieve Now the world one hero short prays for a soul just out of reach To a eulogy, commencing memories, choking through a speech My eyes Can’t see around the history you’ve burned into the surface My mind Can’t let go of the excuse “They should have taken me instead of you” Chose fate to the slightest chance so the rest could persevere But if the best of us can get blown to Hell, then what am I still doing here? I once knew a lovely girl who brought the best parts out of me So when you see her, tell Gwen her light still guides me when the hope is hard to see My eyes Can’t see around the history you’ve burned into the surface My mind Can’t let go of the excuse “They should have taken me instead of you” Through grief and sorrow And with half the will to stand Now they’re forced to show composure While the weight up on their shoulder Was their world embodied in a living man My eyes Can’t see around the history you’ve burned into the surface My mind Can’t let go of the excuse “They should have taken me instead of you” My eyes Clean out bad reminders and still leave the worst behind with us My mind Can’t let go of the excuse “They should have taken me instead of you”
4.
Tenure 03:19
I keep a humble cage between the walls As a measure of the things I do A private office with a windowspace So I can still maintain an open view Cubicle life hasn't been so bad Now that my ass has a chance to breathe I pass my work, and I make them fight To determine who does what for me Time awake spent competing with American dreamers In a world congested with believers In a life that teaches us Contentment is a number we have yet to reach Staple to our comfort and a status symbol to the rest Feeding a complacency of personal successes In a life that teaches us A dollar spent makes more sense than the life they preach Productivity talks, but the tenure clock Tells a tale of immunity Work will wait up for me I’m the age old story Of a consequential guarantee Half an hour late, and the traffic was fine But I spent the morning moving slow Bedsheet bound from another late night Up and wondering how this would go Time awake spent competing with American dreamers In a world congested with believers In a life that teaches us Contentment is a number we have yet to reach Staple to our comfort and a status symbol to the rest Feeding a complacency of personal successes In a life that teaches us A dollar spent makes more sense than the life they preach Time awake spent competing with American dreamers In a world congested with believers In a life that teaches us Contentment is a number we have yet to reach Staple to our comfort and a status symbol to the rest Feeding a complacency of personal successes In a life that teaches us A dollar spent makes more sense than the life they preach
5.
Mead Halls 02:01
I write tales of adventures from my youth In the blood off the sword I used to use There’s a thousand pages to explore But the magic died with Dumbledore The village cheers to me every time I come along (When I come along) And the mead halls love me for my bitchin’ songs I took my sword and I sheathed it in a goblin queen She said it was the most disappointing sword she’s seen Killed a bunch of bandits but my partner didn’t do enough He’s a cliche looking dwarf who carries my stuff The wenches cheer for me and the way I make them feel (When I cum a lot) ‘Cause I drown their problems out with blood and steel The village cheers to me ‘cause I’m in their favorite band (Wenches’ favorite band) And they’re all still here today ‘Cause I saved this fucking land
6.
In Dissent 03:31
There was a lot wrong I could not fix alone Nothing ever looked, felt or sounded right They told us to be still and quiet To be thankful for letting what is left of us Live like refugees in our own home The truth, in dissent Sounded like treason If it didn’t match fabricated history The taking never stopped So instead of my trust I gave them my thoughts Incendiary and critical indictments of a flag Used more as a blindfold and a gag They made sure I knew they were watching And turned the world I loved into ash They made their point, but I’ll go on to make mine With the cremains of their terror in the past All I did was think And all I did was talk All I did was think And all I did was talk All I did was think And all I did was talk All I did was think And all I did was The truth, in dissent Sounded like treason If it didn’t match fabricated history The taking never stopped So instead of my trust I gave them my thoughts Incendiary and critical indictments of a flag Used more as a blindfold and a gag
7.
So this is the line I’m gonna throw out Just like you always talked about Keep in mind your favorite quote About being broke and never breaking down Never broken down Full of hope and shit Wild fantasies about a world That’s not ready for you On the contrary Spring loaded traps with your name on them Just get in line Take a number son Everything you’ve done wrong Now seems so significant And points like a sign in a forkless road to nowhere You’re going nowhere With an empty suitcase and naive head Looking for the illusive good Where's the good in anything? Shaking hands again With strangers who don’t give a shit About where you’re from or what you’ve done Faking smiles trying to get ahead Make enough to stay broke and in debt Broke and broken down Trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by Just trying to get by
8.
Still Trying 02:42
Abandon any hope for the past by longing It’s by learning to let go, we come to know Looking back Corrective lenses blind us to our truths and faults What went wrong doesn’t seem so hard to comprehend We cease to define by what lies in the past Some things are meant to burn And some to last Progress made could be enough to lay new roots We work towards digging out However many holes we’ve dug ourselves
9.
It’s the world against it’s fate as condemned upon creation Yggdrasil is but a dying tree Fragile existence of frightening implications In attempt to restore a balance that we’ll likely never see And I’m afraid that all the options are exhausted To avoid a seeming death coming for home So fail if you choose, or find how not to lose alone If we freeze, no motive and no meaning To pass the time as references deplete Perpetuating entropy will soon leave us dying and Disperse the remnant pieces with the last remaining heat And I’m afraid that all the options are exhausted To avoid a freezing death coming for home So fail if you choose, or find how not to lose alone Evacuate decay, and we’ll leave behind the worst If radiation doesn’t kill us first And fail against the odds of this world against the universe

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released May 12, 2019

℗+© 2019 William C. Gaspar
Produced by Jim Keaney www.jimkeaney.com
Artwork by Jake Rich www.richillustration.com
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